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Shoe Care

We understand that you want to keep your new shoes beautiful and clean for as long as possible. By taking good care of your shoes, you can enjoy wearing them longer.

Each material is different and requires a different way of cleaning. Below you can read the correct cleaning method for each type of material. Not sure which material your shoes are made of? Then view the product description of the product in question or send an email to customersupport@stevemadden.eu

 


Buckles on shoes or bags

Use an old toothbrush and toothpaste. Then wipe off with a damp rag or rinse under cold water.


Cowhide, calfskin, kidskin

Keep well-polished. Polishing keeps shoes looking good, as well as keeping leather soft. As a preventative measure, it's advisable to apply several coats of transparent polish before shoes are worn for the first time

Fabric shoes

Wash some fabric shoes by hand and let air dry at least once a month to keep them looking new. Keep the shape by stuffing with newspaper and replace as it gets soaked through. Newspaper helps speed up the drying process.


Nubuck

Wipe with cloth or use soft brush to remove surface dirt.


Patent leather

Remove surface soil with damp cloth. Occasionally apply soft cream polish or thin film of Vaseline petroleum jelly. To keep leather flexible, apply conditioner or preservative. For good results, clean patent leather with Windex.


Reptile (alligator, lizard, crocodile, snake)

Snakeskin should only be polished with a soft cloth that is wiped with the grain. Spraying lightly with hairspray will help to keep the grain down.


Satin

Regular trips to the dry cleaners will keep them looking new.


Suede shoes

Should be brushed clean with a suede brush or light sand paper. This will raise the nap of the leather as well as loosen dirt. Never use water on suede because the dissolved minerals usually cause spotting. Stains such as paint or glue can be removed with fine sandpaper. A gum eraser or soft side of an emery board helps remove spots.



FUN TIP - If your leather laces always come undone, keep them tied by sprinkling a few drops of water on the knot.

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